The Documentation Workgroup is a steering team that helps guide the documentation experience for Swift.
The Documentation Workgroup will:
- Define and prioritize efforts that address the documentation needs of the Swift community
- Actively guide development for documentation tooling such as Swift-DocC
- Define processes that govern contributions to Swift’s documentation experience
- Channel feedback to Swift Core Team about the needs of the Swift community
The current Documentation Workgroup consists of the following people:
- Daniel Grumberg
- Dave Verwer
- David Rönnqvist
- Ethan Kusters
- Franklin Schrans (chair)
- Joe Heck
- Kelvin Ma
- Kyle Murray
- Kyle Ye
- Max Obermeier
- Sven Schmidt
- Victoria Mitchell
The main goal of the Documentation Workgroup is to deliver a great documentation experience to the Swift community. To that end, the workgroup will develop tooling like Swift-DocC to support the experience it wants to provide for the ecosystem and future Swift language documentation efforts. Over time, the workgroup will also help define guidelines for writing quality documentation and drive a cohesive documentation ecosystem across Swift.
In that capacity, workgroup members review proposals for changes to the documentation experience, either in pull requests or ideas posted to forums, and provide feedback in an effort to integrate these changes in a way that is consistent with the documentation experience’s goals.
Workgroup members may also initiate projects to improve different aspects of the Swift documentation experience, such as documentation UI/UX design and the documentation authoring syntax.
Members of the Documentation Workgroup serve at the discretion of the Swift Core Team and the Swift project lead, who has the ultimate authority over the workgroup decisions.
Members of the Documentation Workgroup provide steerage of Swift’s
documentation experience as outlined in the charter above. If you’d like to
join the workgroup, please reach out to
@swift-documentation-workgroup in the
Inactive members that do not participate for three consecutive months will be contacted to confirm their desire to stay with the group. After no activity for six months, they will be removed from the group.
The Core Team also selects one member of the workgroup as the chair. The chair has no special authority over the workgroup, but they are responsible for ensuring its smooth functioning, including by:
- Organizing and leading regular meetings
- Ensuring that the workgroup communicates effectively with the community
- Coordinating meetings between workgroup representatives and the Core Team when issues need to be raised to the Core Team
Workgroup members will try to make a decision independently by consensus whenever possible, and will raise issues to the Core Team when there are particular challenges with reaching consensus on significant decisions.
The Documentation Workgroup communicates with the broader Swift community using
the Swift-DocC forum for
general discussions about Swift-DocC. The workgroup can also be contacted
privately by messaging
@swift-documentation-workgroup on the Swift Forums.
Everyone is invited to participate in contributing to Swift’s documentation experience and the Documentation Workgroup’s initiatives. If you’d like to contribute, consider:
- Joining the Documentation Workgroup’s open meetings on WebEx (reach out to
@swift-documentation-workgroupin forums for details)
- Discussing ideas in the Swift Forums, for example in the Swift-DocC forum for Swift-DocC–related ideas
- Opening issues to track enhancements and bugs for the projects governed by the Documentation Workgroup: Swift-DocC, The Swift Programming Language book
- Participating in the Swift Mentorship Program